Firmware Principal Engineer- CS17 (17000NUX)

  • Company: Dell
  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Posted: December 22, 2017
  • Reference ID: R94408
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Firmware Principal Engineer - Austin, Texas

As the Platform Firmware Principal Engineer, you'll work with an experienced team of engineers to develop firmware for next generation notebook, workstation, and ruggedized products to drive industry leading IP / feature development. You'll apply skills and experience across the full cycle of software development (specifications, reviews, development and review, debug and validation) of embedded controller modules to enhance the thermal, power management, security, manageability, manufacturability and configure of our top end products.

Our Firmware development team is part of Dells largest revenue producing business, the Business Client class of products; from tablets and notebooks to high end desktops and ruggedized products, to the most complex, multi-CPU workstations used for scientific research and education.


Role Responsibilities
Working on all aspects of software development life cycle(using specifications to assist in design documentation, code development, debugging, validation)
Working with system and software architects on feature definitions, requirements, and behavior specifications.
Work with both internal groups and external vendors/partners/ODMs, define interface/protocol specifications.
Design and implement firmware on embedded controller (MIPS/ARC/ARM core) processors in a single threaded/interrupt driven and also in real time OS environment.
Implement solutions using C programming/assembly and conduct design/code reviews.
Debug/trouble shoot issues with debugger/ITPS, scopes, and logic analyzers.
Communicate, coordinate, and lead activities across local/remote, internal/external sites.

BSEE, BSCE, BSCS or related degree plus 6+ years of current embedded software development experience
PC architecture and windows operating systems, embedded controller development with both single threaded/interrupt driven and real time OS.
C programming, Assembly experience, Compilers, assemblers, debuggers.
Ability to analyze electrical schematic diagrams, use ITPs, scopes, and logic analyzers
Familiar with latest technology (wireless charging, type C) and various HW bus interface (SMBUS, LPC, I2C, PS2, etc)
BIOS development a plus (prefer UEFI / DXE / PEI)

Company Description
With more than 100,000 team members globally, we promote an environment that is rooted in the entrepreneurial spirit in which the company was founded. Dells team members are committed to serving our communities, regularly volunteering for over 1,500 non-profit organizations. The company has also received many accolades from employer of choice to energy conservation. Our team members follow an open approach to technology innovation and believe that technology is essential for human success.

Why work with us?
Life at Dell means collaborating with dedicated professionals with a passion for technology.
When we see something that could be improved, we get to work inventing the solution.
Our people demonstrate our winning culture through positive and meaningful relationships.
We invest in our people and offer a series of programs that enables them to pursue a career that fulfills their potential.
Our team members health and wellness is our priority as well as rewarding them for their hard work.

Dell is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Dell encourages applicants of all ages.


Job Family: Engineering Development
Job ID: R94408

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